The Natural Resources Conservation Board (NRCB) is an agency of the Government of Alberta and reports to the Minister of Sustainable Resource Development. Established in 1991, the NRCB has mandates under two Acts - the Natural Resources Conservation Board Act and the Agricultural Operation Practices Act. Under the Natural Resources Conservation Board Act, the NRCB reviews proposals that affect the province's non-energy natural resources. The NRCB has been responsible for regulating Alberta's confined feeding operations since 2002.
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The Canadian Institute of Resources Law is a national centre of expertise on legal and policy issues relating to Canada's natural resources. Since its establishment in 1979, the Institute has pursued a three-fold mandate of research, education and publication. The Institute initiates projects and responds to requests from the public and private sectors and from non-governmental organizations. The Institute publishes the results of its research and the proceedings of conferences which it sponsors as monographs and occasional papers. It also sponsors the publication of manuscripts on issues within its mandate.
Health Canada, in collaboration with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, assists First Nations in assuring safe drinking water in their communities, south of 60 degrees parallel. This webpage provides information on Drinking Water Quality Monitoring, Drinking Water Advisories, and Wastewater and Sewage Disposal.
This Library is housed in the offices of the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) in Toronto. The website contains the catalogue of the collection database, including numerous topical research files. The collection reflects the multidisciplinary nature of many environmental issues with a focus on environmental law and policy and includes access to the publications of the former Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy. Researchers who are unable to visit our library may call and request some materials from the collection or receive advice on other locations where they may be found.